2008-09 RMA Annual Conference Award Winners
The Clarence R. Reed Award for Distinguished Service
Sonny B. Lyles
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Certificates of Appreciation
Certificates are awarded in recognition of the exceptional contributions these individuals have made to RMA.
For Service as RMA Directors:
Robert C. Matthews, EVP & CCO, Commerce Bancshares, Inc, Kansas City, MO
Mary E. Sellers, VC & CRO, Bank of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
For Service as RMA Council Chairs & Members of the Board:
Bryan Osmar, SVP, Market & Trading Credit Risk, RBC Financial Group. Toronto, ON
2008-09 Award Winners
The Journalistic Excellence Award Committee has selected winners from articles contributed to The RMA Journal in 2008. Awards are given for Best Single Article and Best Series.
Category One: Banker-Written Articles 1st Place
Dev Strischek, SunTrust (for two articles) "Writing a Credit Policy: Much Ado About Something" and "The Big Picture on Contractor Accounting and Construction Accountants"
Michael Cain, Frost Bank, "FASB and IASB Propose a Complete Change to Financial Reporting"
P. Henry Mueller, "Trees Don't Grow to Heaven"
Category Two: Consultant-Written Articles 1st Place
Karine Benzacar, Knowledge Plus, "Bankers Should Brace Themselves for Large-Scale Accounting Changes"
Martin Goldberg and Todd Pleune, Protiviti, "Identifying, Measuring, and Managing Model Risk"
Mark Zoeller, Zoeller Credit Risk Services, "What about Residential Appraisals?"
Category Three: Best Series
Derek P. Pollard and Jamie Haberlen, SunTrust Bank and Environmental Data Resources, "EPA's AAI Rule" and "Environmental Due Diligence Tools"
Eric Holmquist, Holmquist Advisory Services, Technology Risks Series
Category Four: Spilled Milk
Kyle Nye, (Retired), "The Case of the Disappearing Accounts Receivable"
2nd Place (tie)
Malcolm Griggs, Morgan Stanley, "Caveat Emptor" Dev Strischek, SunTrust, "Featured at the Black Lagoon"
RMA's Journalistic Excellence Committee
We are grateful to the members of RMA's Journalistic Excellence Committee, who donated many hours to judging entrants in the competition. We also thank Beverly Foster, former editor of The RMA Journal, who organized the effort.
C. Richard Bobo, American Security Bank & Trust, Hendersonville, TN
W. Kendall Chalk, The Risk Management Association, Philadelphia, PA
Frank DiLorenzo, SunTrust Bank, Miami, FL
David E. Eikner, First National Bank, Fort Collins, CO
Richard A. Hamm, Advantage Consulting & Training, Huntsville, AL
William F. Horner, Comerica Bank, Detroit, MI
Sandra W. Jansky, BB&T, Maitland, FL
Kathleen M.B. King, PNC Bank NA, Laurel, MD
MaryAnn Lawrence, KeyBank NA, Cleveland, OH
Richard K. McCrea, Fidelity Bank, Atlanta, GA
Carl A. Morita, American Savings Bank FSB, Honolulu, HI
Mark J. Oswalt, Wells Fargo, Birmingham, AL
M. Robert Rose, Brookline Bank, Brookline Village, MA
Ned Sergew, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC
Lori L. Shelly, Univest National Bank & Trust, Souderton, PA
2008-09 Chapter Award Winners
Paper Writing Competition
The Paper Writing Competition's main purpose is to further the financial services profession through research and sharing of experiences. By pooling our collective resources, we can provide our industry with information needed to improve the way we do our jobs, the way we serve our institutions and customers, and to better ourselves. …